Environment and Climate Change

Leonardo promotes a culture of workplace health and safety (H&S), environmental protection and social, economic and cultural development for the communities and areas where it operates.


By managing responsible development and competitiveness, Leonardo aims at responding effectively to employees and customers’ health and safety requirements, pursuing an  the efficient use of resources and the containment of environmental impact.


According to the Environmental and Workplace Health and Safety Policy, Leonardo is committed to:


  • operate within the environmental and workplace H&S laws, regulations and best practices;
  • ensure a healthy and safe work environment for workers and any person inside company premises;
  • adopt measures to continuously reduce and prevent pollution and waste, minimizing waste production and promoting recycling and re-use strategies;
  • promote initiatives to control and reduce the use of hazardous substances and emission of Green House Gas (GHG);
  • assess the environmental and social sustainability of the supply chain;
  • consolidate the environmental responsibility and the eco-efficiency of business operations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and pursue a sustainable use of water resources;
  • identify and assess the environmental and workplace H&S risks of its activities, monitoring and improving the standards adopted;
  • disseminate and promote environmental sustainability and workplace H&S protection by means of internal and external communication tools, awareness campaigns, information and training.



Environmental and health and safety management is based on the implementation of management models that best suit the specifics of each business, with particular attention to compliance with plans and risk evaluation and assessment programs and to the ongoing awareness and training of staff.

By the end of 2016, 47 Leonardo’s sites are equipped with an ISO 14001:2004 certified environmental management system, where 67% of the workforce operates. The Leonardo sites are progressively starting the transition to ISO 14001:2015 standard.
While, 38 sites have implemented an OHSAS 18001-certified occupational health and safety management system. 57% of the workers included in the environmental reporting scope operate from these sites.
The scope of environmental, health and safetymanagement systems and related  policies  that  specify objectives and targets, according to Leonardo policy, may be available on request.



Energy management in Leonardo combines efficiency and environmental sustainability, with the aim of containing energy consumption, by adopting more efficient plant solutions and good management practices. This is coupled with the use of environmental-friendly energy sources, which help to progressively reduce Leonardo's carbon footprint. By the end of 2016 75% of the electricity consumed came from renewable sources.


Energy initiatives are coordinated by Leonardo Energy Manager, working collaboratively with the referents identified in each Division, supported by a dedicated and specialized department of Leonardo Global Solutions.


In Leonardo 6 sites are equipped with an Energy Management System certified according to ISO 50001: 2011 standard.



We are committed to monitor and reduce our direct impacts and to study, prevent and mitigate events related to the effects of climate change, also through the support in emergency management related to these phenomena.

In accordance with our commitment and with what we have stated in our Integrated Environment, Health and Safety Policy and Energy Management, we are engaging with our stakeholders by participating in the following initiatives:

Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), since 2008:

Through the participation in the CDP's Climate Change Report, Leonardo underlines its commitment and policies to protect the environment. In addition, the participation enhances visibility globally and stimulates the interest of those institutional investors that includes ESG (Environmental, Social & Governance) themes in their investment decision. For more information please visit CDP


Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosure (TCFD):

Leonardo is committed to voluntarily dislcose information on climate issues in line with the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosure, an initiative promoted by the Financial Stability Board. For more information please visit TCFD


Alliance of Italian Companies for Water and Climate Change: The initiative, promoted by the Italian Government through the Ministry of the Environment, the Protection of the Territory and the Sea, aims to define objectives and strategies for management of water resources and climate change.


The Technologies developed by Leonardo, among the founders of the Alliance, help to better understand climate change through observation and monitoring of the earth to support impact assessment and target prevention and intervention strategies. For more information read the press release (only Italian available)